Lifestyle

Turning a Hobby into a Job: How I Manage Part-Time Work with ME CFS

It’s been a quiet few months blogging-wise. I haven’t been able to keep up a regular writing routine as my energy has been spent on, amongst other things, my daughter and my other job: teaching.  I’ve not been particularly vocal about it, but I run my own little business from home teaching piano to children, […]

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Pursuing Education and Employment with a Chronic Illness – Guest Post by Pippa Stacey

My name is Pippa, and I’m a writer and a blogger. I’m originally from Sheffield and now live in York, where I also work in communications consultancy in the charity sector. You can find more from me at Life Of Pippa, and on Instagram at @lifeofpippa. You can also shop my books and eBooks here! During my first […]

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Taking Care of my Child’s Sensitive Skin

(AD: The Sanex Dermo Kids Bodywash was gifted by Colgate but all views and opinions are my own.) Our daughter has incredibly sensitive skin. This comes as no surprise in the slightest considering I am atopic (the wonderful trio of asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis) and my husband is allergic to many different things. Our […]

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Dear Blog, Happy First Birthday!

It’s been a year since I posted my first ever blog post, documenting my story with ME CFS. At that point I was very early in my ME CFS journey, having had it only a number of months. I was nervous about the future, unsure about what the next months, and years, would bring.  Related: […]

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Riding the Rollercoaster of Emotions in Life with Chronic Illness

Happiness. Sadness. Fear. Disgust. Anger. Surprise. Life with chronic illness seems to involve pretty much all of these 6 types of basic human emotion. If you are anything like me, these emotions pass through on a weekly, monthly or even daily basis. This is what made me think of a rollercoaster, with the ups, the […]

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M.E, Chronic Illness and Parenting – 10 Top Tips

This is an article for all the parents out there, whether newly diagnosed with a chronic illness or not. I was delighted to be asked by Friendili to write an article for them, to put together a list of 10 top tips for parenting with a chronic illness. Of course I couldn’t say no to […]

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“Why Do You Use A Wheelchair If You Can Walk?”

At the weekend whilst out on a wheel for some fresh air (also known as needing a break from near constant CBeebies), I bumped into someone from church. They wanted to know about my wheelchair use and asked me, very politely: can you walk? And it was this question that got me thinking about that […]

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Washing With Fatigue

(AD: This post contains affiliate links which means I would earn a very small commission if you chose to purchase the products, at no extra cost to you.)  There’s a reason why I’ve titled this one “washing with FATIGUE” and not “washing with M.E.” Fatigue is a symptom common to many conditions, not just M.E. […]

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Parenting With Chronic Illness

The topic of this post came from a request I put out recently on an Insta-story of mine. I was struggling to know what my readers would be interested in reading and whether my topics were hitting the right notes (excuse the pun).  https://www.instagram.com/mummyingme I was asked to write about parenting with chronic illness and […]

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Grief and M.E.

I’m writing this article from my bed. I’m lying down flat, unable to sit up without overwhelming dizziness. It’s sunny outside, my daughter and hubby are running around enjoying the fresh air. I so desperately wish I could join them. I hate missing time with my family. But unfortunately, that’s not going to happen today.  […]

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